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karo we've seen some of the worst violence in a week and thousands of anti morsi protesters attacked the presidential palace with . top police responds with tear gas and water cannons left the wounded and one dead . russia's top diplomat meets syria's main opposition after saying the inconsistency of its powerful backers could be behind the country's deadlock standoff. east or west home is best the u.k. government plans to persuade rumanians and bulgarians that the old saying is true as it fears the inflow of immigrants will become overwhelming. but also reporting the. seventy years since the battle of stalingrad one of the bloodiest battles in human history which cost more than a million lives during the course of the second world war.
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on screen around the world this is r.t. live from our new center here in moscow twenty four hours a day violent clashes in cairo have killed one person and injured at least fifty ranting opponents of the morsy regime reached the presidential palace for the first time in over a week attacking it with petrol bombs police responded with tear gas and water cannons reported true witnessed the mayhem i personally witnessed a lot of police brutality there's been a criticism of the police in the ministry of interior i'm off the footage was broadcast of a group of a protester. beaten and trying to cross the tarmac i saw this with my own eyes it just but i this balcony the man who did not picture any resistance or any threat towards the police had his trousers by his ankles was trying to face down and then hit with truncheons. before being taken off in a vehicle later i also saw
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a police down an employee of a restaurant just off the front line the man was trying to get home he said before the police officer with but shocked shocked him he fell to the ground a mistake taken by an ambulance this comes off protest is three more talks on the promise yesterday after which the security forces of replying to waive the excessive use of tear gas many people are condemning the police this morning saying this is another example of police brutality them making the security forces hands of one of the key them onto the resolution something the president must address there are still people on to her square and protest plans in the future opposition forces on not backing down there has been calls from both sides for dialogue the president said and so awesome dialogue with the opposition forces ahmed el baradei one of the lead is enough salvation front said he would engage in dialogue on the condition that they would be the day the government would speak to resign and
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national salvation government would take over and the constitution would be revoked the president himself has said he will not this in c.v. said preconditions we do see this we see this kind of company any time in the future so we expect the violence in the streets the protests across the country in the coming weeks. even if the egyptians manage to bring down another president that won't instantly and says independent political analyst dan glazebrook. one of the lessons of two years ago this really important to take on board is that focusing only on a demand for a single individual leader to be removed doesn't necessarily change the underlying problems of the underlying policies so i think um i think there's a lesson there that a musician should should not necessarily be down with morsi the ng should be and the capitulation of foreign policy should be for economic sovereignty and ending this move towards sacrificing all economic sovereignty to to get
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a you these should be the kinds of issues. that the we're discussing rather than whether it's this leader or that media who implements the same policies. and you can always check artie's twitter feed for the latest on what's going on in cairo bell true whose report we saw earlier is also posting updates. if you. believe. the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov has met privately with the leader of the
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key opposition group the syrian national coalition for the first time both agreed there was a mountain to climb before the rebel group would talk to the syrian government or the people of has more from the german city of munich where the talks were held. this is the biggest security conference really in the world and arguably syria is one of the biggest security issues in the world right now sergey lavrov son down for a meeting with more south who's the leader of the syrian national coalition the foreign minister of russia coming away seemingly quite happy from the meeting he said upon his arrival back in moscow that it's well. the syrian national coalition seem to willing to speak with the current syrian government citing the fact that the whole reason that the national coalition exists in the first place is because they had previously refused to talk to president assad's however sergey lavrov did err on the side of caution saying that there was no guarantees that this dialogue
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would take place bringing up the point that the coalition is so fragmented they could hardly really agree with themselves never mind sit down to open the gate see ations with the current syrian government syria featured very highly in the address that was given by sergey lavrov to the the security conference he also told directly to russia's western partners as a second called for unity and trying to bring in an end to the violence and bring discussion to the forefront rather than talk of international intervention he did however raise a few questions towards russia's western partners suggesting there was it worth while pursuing their month of regime change in countries like syria at the expense of terrorist acts being cast a blind eye to as those acts take place against the civilian population and the the syrian army we also saw around two thousand people gather elsewhere in munich in
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protest against what they say is they just continuing growth across europe that was relatively peaceful but it was also a topic that had been touched on bicycle for off in his address where he said that there was no real need. nato to expand in the way that it was in those two thousand or so people in the city also voicing the similar opinion. let's get more on the conference and what it bodes for peace efforts with deepak capacity he's on a research fellow at the university of roe hanta now in your opinion what made the rebel coalition want to talk to moscow after all this time why now i think the rebel coalition is deeply divided within itself and it has tried very hard. to regain its own terms with support of the united states but it has reached a point where it is tired frustrated and knows that it is very difficult
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to dislodge the assad regime is it significant that moscow is actually talking to the rebel coalition bearing in mind its perceived stance towards the assad regime. it is something of a diplomatic victory in my view or the russians who have been at least publicly consistently. pressing for docs and so far the russian the russian requests for. diplomacy have been rebuffed largely and the syrian opposition coalition has insisted on not having talks with the russians but that the docs have to complete this between mr lubbers of and. the shows that there has been some flexibility on the part of the syrian opposition coalition
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but you're saying that the coalition itself the rebels are fragmented just how much clout does that leader of the coalition have not much i would say because. he emerged as a compromise leader a few months ago under american pressure the people who are actually doing the real fighting are islamist fundamentalists who have and the syrian front from outside as well as syrians themselves in certain parts largely sunni muslims with the help of qatar and saudi arabia and some i would say an increasing number of defectors from the syrian army who are trying to reach their own accommodations for the post assad yet if you like and that always happens inside was nevertheless do you think the fact talks are now
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happening that there could be some sort of glimmer of hope a sort of a breakthrough that we've been waiting for it's certainly a breakthrough i don't know how far it will go because just before the docks today i think and reports are still emerging the american vice president joe biden insisted that assad must go. the russian foreign minister mr lover off said exactly the opposite. in a sense that. there cannot be any insistence from outside and that the leader of syria should go this is not how. a compromise will emerge in syria that mr glover of also said something quite significant which is that there cannot be. an intervention by force to change the regime in
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syria without the expressed. approval of the united nations security council and that's where the real diplomatic battle will be fought if there is to be a change in in syria the part really good to hear your thoughts on this deepak capacity audrie research fellow at the university of roehampton in the u.k. thanks for your time thanks for joining us live here on r.t. . reports of extra judicial killings by the modern army have escalated all the way to the un the block's anti genocide envoy says he's deeply concerned it claims by activists that the army which is largely backed by french troops is committing ethnic reprisal attacks and other atrocities this comes as faso or land is on a visit to the north african country where his forces are fighting islamic radicals while there the french president announced the mission won't be long and will wrap up in several weeks after which paris will reap the rewards according to photos manship he's from the council for the development of social science research and
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after i spoke to the learner. what this intervention does is strengthen the arm of a group of junior officers who took control of the step and who are just simply. i mean the reports we get from early from bamako is whole these troops just simply control everything they're not interested in any kind of development they're only interested in acquiring wealth for themselves they go in there rob banks complete impunity they control the economy now with complete impunity they are now the sort of. i guess you know the servants now of all. of the french in the us but their real agenda has been to do sell of the elite to to the french or to the corporations mollies a place with the norm was. of well you're a new book site gold and so on and there's no doubt that french canadian and upper
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interests are clearly interested in occupying that territory britain is removing the welcome sign from its doors as the government fears the flow of migrants into the country might skyrocket the authorities think that promoting the u.k. as a great destination have got a bit too far off he's pretty boy has more. as one official put it the negative ad campaign about britain would help to dispel the myth that the streets in the u.k. all paved with gold and the politicians certainly are worried and they've got it wrong in the past the previous year was the year of the olympics and politicians trump and trumpeting great britain and how london and britain is the best destination the world billions of pounds poured into advertising to really sell the u.k. but it seems that for immigrants potential immigrants from rumania i'm from ball garia the message is that britain isn't so great after all so
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a lot of people used to use that sort of as quite farcical the fact that the government is willing to trash its own image and to admit that there are problems with the economy in disarray that there's a housing crisis and that there are problems with schools and hospitals everyone's been having a good old chuckle over the idea of a negative ad campaign and yes some people have actually said that it's quite insulting but remain ians them for vogue ariens but one newspaper has even suggested that people send in their own suggestions for what an anti britain poster would look like and the result has been really quite scathing and quite harsh to britain as a country we've got slogans that include u.k. yuck and come to britain and clean the toilets or even britain we haven't left ourselves because the public transport isn't running so people very sort of mocking at the same time but quite scathing about the country westminster is bound by law so they have to follow these rules and they have to allow anybody who wishes
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to come over in twenty fourteen to enter the country but a lot of citizens in the u.k. feel that it's insulting to those people and a waste of money having advertised britain previously. he's put a book in their hatred and racism in the israel football league take the public to recent team making six stream right fans extremely angry that another story. be told language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the c.r.t.c. interviews intriguing story to tell you. in trying.
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seventeen minutes past the hour hand the russian capital news continues now america's forces in afghanistan may have been running on a rainy an oil and a clear violation of washington's own. against the islamic state the pentagon has admitted it calls for the source of years worth of fuel a complicated supply system but he's got to pick up the story. the u.s. gives money to the afghan government to buy fuel for its forces now u.s. officials especially specter general for afghanistan reconstruction say they cannot verify that the fuel purchased for active security forces in recent years did not come from iran it could be their way of saying that it most probably did come from iran and it could mean that the u.s. is violated its own sanctions thereby letting the u.s. taxpayer dollars go to coffers those sanctions that the u.s. has put in place not only bar u.s. companies from doing business with iran but also punish third party countries for doing business with iran but no matter how many rounds of sanctions are in effect
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they were never watertight even though the european union under a lot of pressure from washington stopped buying uranium oil you have a host of other countries that still do iran's biggest buyer now biggest buyers now are china india and japan and these countries are oil thirsty especially china so china imports of uranium oil india's imports of iranian crude were up thirty percent according to tanker arrival data western sanctions have it rains oil exports in two thousand and twelve leading to a very deep plunge in the iranian currency but continuous robust demand from its top buyers as well as the purchase of new tankers allowed the way in to unexpectedly boost exports late last year despite the sanctions the u.s. can't absolutely force those major economies especially china to stop buying from iran political and economic ramifications of such pressure would be significant but
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the u.s. government is trying they're prompting those other countries to buy oil from washington's allies saudis and qataris so you could imagine how happy the gulf states are about this whole new business coming in but washington is resolute to put more pressure on other countries to put forward more threats like cutting them off from u.s. banking system so to many countries the situation starts to look more like blackmail than anything else. but there isn't a football team whose fans are renowned for chanting racist anti arab slogans assigned to muslims for the first time supporters a openly disappoint in the me which some say is like welcoming in the enemy on his policy report on the boiling anger that's never far from spilling over. the games in there but the actions out here the israeli football team they told us of them is making headlines not for what it does on the pitch but what it does oafish the only leading team in the country never to have signed an arab player because of family pressure is
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a bastion of israel's political right if i am one other thing i am the don't love the enemy will be a player in my team or you could see. no. chance like this we hate all arabs only the target of the race is croquet no it doesn't happen often but tonight's match is between d'etat jerusalem and a local israeli arab team the police are not taking any chances which is why these gates are for the jewish fans and the other side of the stadium is for the palestinian supporters now the match was just finished and as you see the bay tajiri some supporters are walking up behind me but it will be another hour and a half before the police give permission to the arab fans to leave the stadium but keeping the two sides apart does little to dispel the hatred in march last year hundreds of baithak fans rampaged through jerusalem or after a game chanting death to the arabs and randomly attacking arab workers or they
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try to say that there are just a few rhesus five to twenty people but that's not right racism is in the d.n.a. of the steam it's in their blood. we fought turkey is a football legend in israel he was the first arab to play for israel national team and to represent the country at the olympic games. i remember playing against the steam their supporters cursed me because i am an arab muslim if this is not rhys's and what is it that problem is about to get a whole lot bigger team owner of russian israeli tycoon at a coyote guide imac recently announced his decision to hire two muslim players from chechnya and. it's not good they're doing it for nothing these players from chechnya aren't with the jewish people they're not with the team we have different values. while other countries have faced international sanctions for racist incitement by fans israel has so far avoided such close scrutiny but fears are
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growing that the beautiful game there is slowly being turned into a source of violence racism and hatred policy r.t. jerusalem. and there's been violence outside the football arena in the west bank too israeli forces have cleared a palestinian activist encampment there arresting seven palestinians and one settler the site was set up to protest against expansion of israeli settlements into the area the army fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the protesters they also reportedly removed journalists from the site. established prime minister has been forced to deny he received more than two hundred fifty thousand euros worth of secret payments every ten year period speaking from his conservative party marianna or hoyer said that he will post his tax declarations online to prove the allegations are false scandal erupted last thursday when a national spanish newspaper published records allegedly showing prominent members of the ruling party taking hidden donations it was one of the
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bloodiest battles in human history and a turning point in world war two seventy years ago the soviet union snatch victory in stunning grad defeating the nazi war machine tom barton followed the commemoration. the parade here in modern day volgograd is to mark the end of that terrible battle seventy years ago with a parade by troops the laying of wreaths from the various delegations and the assembled crowds here remembering all those people that died there as many as two million the top estimates say there's also a little bit of control to see surrounding the name stalin graphic the city is now called volgograd. but the city administration say that they want on certain special days to once again refer to it by its old name stalingrad which is a controversial decision given its connection to that controversial figure stalin
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himself but as for this parade today this commemorative event it will forever have the connection the word stalin grad not with this place but with what happened to him. seventy years ago the nazi war machine failed at stalingrad but here a reconstruction of the german surrender and dre is playing the part of friedrich powerless promoted the day before to field marshal by hitler in a bid to stop him capitulating. when paul is realized that hitler wanted him to commit suicide he said he wouldn't give him such pleasure and he chose to live. for nazi germany this military disaster was the moment hitler's hubris really caught up with him for the soviet union it was at last a decisive victory over the invaders the ravaged so much of the country this basement of stalingrad largest department store had become palaces last
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headquarters soviet officers entered to find it packed with wounded starving and freezing german soldiers this is what had become of what had started out as the largest army the world had ever seen. the velma six army had surged up to the city in the summer of one nine hundred forty two hitler wanted to clear the way to the oil of the caucasus but stalin grad but first a side show became an object of obsession for both him and stalin fyodor fort for his very life battling house to house as the germans and their allies took ninety percent of the city for the quest and a towering red was how the ball there was a ray were firing and when we went to get water from it it was water and blood mixed. in november soviet commander of sprung a huge trap cutting german forces off from the supply lines surrounding them inside the frozen city by the end of january it was all but over the city was
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a ruin only the few biggest buildings remained standing. fears buddies but you know absolutely far people it was very important because finally we stopped retreating offices the general started to learn how to win at stalingrad as many as two million people died in the battle their bodies are still being discovered today but although the red army and the soviet people didn't know it yet they had reached a turning point in the bloodiest war in human history tom watson r.t. . well the temperance update for the moment with the news team about half an hour from now in the meantime the martin brings you breaking the set that's coming your way to a short break this is in moscow. reparable
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fiasco actually caused a fiasco by singing a song highly critical of president obama ironically at a concert in honor of his second inauguration according to the huffington post he was thrown off stage by security for insulting the dear leader the sounds really bad like something out of one thousand nine hundred four were thugs come out of nowhere the second you say something out of line about the party. to the song loop it was singing had been going on for thirty minutes at that point this rant was more like a hip hop filibuster stopping the whole show and dragging on and on and on the so i think security just wanted to silence him in general not silence his anti obama opinions so you know loopy next time when you want to bring up obama's drone usage or total disregard for the constitution then keep it under three minutes and everything will be just fine but that's just my opinion.


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